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Apr 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm


The grand forks sheriff’s office is warning residents about a scam making the rounds.   Sheriff bob rost says an individual claiming to be a deputy from the department calls potential victims telling them there are warrants out for their arrest.   The recipients are told they can remedy the situation by putting money on a gift card and calling back with the card numbers.  they are given a phone number with a 7-0-1 area code.   those returning the call hear a voice mail that sounds legitimate.   The impersonating officer goes by the name of               lt-mc coy.   rost says the sheriff’s department does not operate that way and never asks anyone to put money on a gift card.   authorities say at this point they are not aware of anyone being duped by the scam.   if you receive such a call is contact the g-f-s-o.

knox / doug barrett


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